lets hang out

snacks

I’m ready for you.

Porch revealed.

I spent a few days turning this:

Valentines Loot

into this:

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And I was totally inspired by this via Pinterest.

This was a very simple project and cheap too (who’s surprised?) I had to invest in a power sander ($50) and I bought the primer and paint ($40), as well as the mini fridge ($50) off craigslist. So my investment into this project rang up at roughly $140. According to Pottery Barn I just saved over $600 bucks.

Hells yeah.

Here’s how it went down.

Power tools are so sexy.

I took the drawers (there were 3) out, and the cupboard doors off. Sanded and then I sanded some more. I also sanded. I spent some time sanding then I sanded, while that was happening I was sanding the dresser. Then I sanded.

So, I sanded it down. Then I started taking it apart. Everything below the two top drawers had to come out and be rebuilt or scrapped:

What kind of saw do I need to cut through metal? (nails) I have a straight saw. Good?

I got lucky and was able to shimmy it apart (I started with a straight saw, fuck yeah.) and dropped the bottom down to … the new bottom.

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(That small piece still attached to the backing where the “bottom” first lived? I shimmied him out too. What with 9 nails holding that thing in? This sucker was not going anywhere without a little fight. I won.)

It was time to prime the snack bar so of course I prepped the area handed each of my kids and the neighbor kid a brush and said – go get em.

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Fun for everyone!

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Once that dried I applied 2 coats of Tequila Lime that same night.

Opinions please. #nofilter

But in the morning I realized how awesome an idea it was to paint while it was dark outside:

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So I applied a third, and final, coat.

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Let it dry and then got to work.

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Here?

Let’s pick up the fridge! And then … maybe over there?

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Nope. Over there:

Porch revealed.

Aside from the supplies already mentioned the only thing I bought to complete this room were the yellow scoop chairs for $5 each while thrifting.

Porch revealed.

Everything else we already owned.

Porch revealed.

Porch revealed.

Porch revealed.

Porch revealed.

mini fridge

bug off

So in conclusion: you’re invited.

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17 thoughts on “lets hang out

  1. Fitting that it is painted Tequila Lime and you are inviting people to hang out πŸ™‚ But you need more beer and less juice boxes in that fridge, then I’ll come over!

  2. Looks great, Jodi! What a fun space! Hopefully we can swing by on Friday! πŸ™‚

  3. Ummmm! I missed this and now I’m catching up. This looks AWESOME!!! I can’t wait to come over and have a drink this summer with some babies πŸ™‚

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